ADMISSIONS POLICY AT MOUNTAINVIEW
Mountainview’s admission policy emerges from the school’s mission, which is to train up and educate children in a Christ-centered environment. The school emphasizes a holistic approach, considering not only academic but also spiritual development. This approach reflects the school's commitment to fostering a community that not only values academic excellence but also seeks to nurture its students' spiritual and moral development within a Christian framework.
Emphasizing a holistic approach, our admission policy goes beyond academic considerations, delving deeply into the spiritual development of each student. We firmly believe that education extends beyond textbooks and classrooms; it encompasses the nurturing of character, morality, and a strong spiritual foundation.
As you consider joining our Mountainview family, rest assured that our admission process is rooted in the principles of our mission. We look forward to welcoming students who share our commitment to a Christ-centered education and who are ready to embark on a journey of academic and spiritual growth.
The admission process for new students will be determined by the eligibility criteria, testing results, facility capacity, and current staffing levels.
Parents are required to consent to their child’s involvement in the school’s Christian activities and biblical studies, as outlined in the Online Application - Authorization. Failure to agree to this condition will result in the applicant’s non-admission.
All current students must be living in a home with a parent or adult guardian who will provide parental support OR must be enrolled in MCS Boarding Program. Parents must commit to provide adequate housing for enrolled students.
Upon entrance, a new student will be placed in the grade with the appropriate age cohort. Exceptions may apply in Secondary School so that credits requirements can be met prior to graduation and so the student’s age does not exceed 20 years old prior to entering the Senior year or 12th grade. Year groups are determined by age on August 31st of each school year. New students are not generally admitted as Seniors or 12th grade.
- Completed an Online Application Package
- Completed Boarding Application Form available online (if applicable)
- Birth Certificate
- Passport - applicants and father and/or mother (valid at least 18 months prior the expiration date)
- KITAS or KITAP - applicants and father and/or mother
- Recommendation letter from the most recent school
- Academic records
- Grades K-9 - a year of previous academic records (translated into English if in a different language)
- Grade 10-12 - transcript for ALL completed high school grades (grades 9-12)
- For Indonesian citizens:
- Kartu Keluarga
- Ijazah Nasional
- Ijin Belajar (may be obtained after admitted at MCS)
- Most recent color photo
- Immunization records
- Admissions Fee of Rp. 600,000 per applicant, non-refundable.
Mountainview maintains an ongoing admissions process, accepting applications throughout the school year. Admissions decisions are contingent upon factors such as eligibility, assessment results, seat availability, and current staffing levels.
It's important to note that special permission is necessary if a student intends to join the school three weeks or more after the semester has already begun. This ensures that the student's integration into ongoing classes is smooth and minimizes disruptions to the learning environment.
SEMESTER 1 - AUGUST to DECEMBER
SEMESTER 2 - JANUARY to MAY
The applicant will take two types of tests, one focused on English proficiency and the other on academic aptitude. Additionally, the interview process will involve both the applicants and their parents. On-site assessment is preferable; however, if the applicants are unable to come physically, an online assessment is available.
Following the completion of the admission testing and interview, families can expect to receive an email notification regarding the admission decision within two weeks.
In cases where an application is denied based on testing results, the Registrar's email will include information about the earliest date for requesting a retest, which is a minimum of six months after the initial test.
Upon acceptance, parents are required to make a commitment to actively participate in their child's education. This commitment includes providing compensation for services (tuition), and adhering to established standards of conduct for both students and parents while on the Mountainview campus or during Mountainview-sponsored activities off-campus.
Parents must agree to the applicant's participation in the school's religious activities and biblical studies. See the Application for Admission Form – Authorization. If a parent cannot agree to this, the applicant will not be admitted.
While Mountainview makes every effort to accommodate siblings, it's important to note that admission to the school is primarily based on academic selection and seat availability. Each case is individually assessed to determine eligibility for admission.
The wait-list is established for applicants who have completed the Online Application package and paid the admission fee but find that there is currently no available space at the desired grade level. Upon request from parents, the admission team may consider granting an admission test and interview.
For successful applicants who pass the test but cannot be immediately accommodated due to space constraints, they will be placed on a waitlist. Immediate notification will be issued if a space becomes available, presenting a potential pathway for admission.
After accepting the admission offer, parents will promptly receive the tuition invoice from the Finance office at the semester's commencement (Sem 1: July 1st, Sem 2: Dec 1st). For inquiries or to discuss payment options, parents are encouraged to reach out to the Finance office directly.
The IT department will establish parent accounts within the school management system, FACTS Renweb, granting access to students’ academic information. Additionally, login credentials for Mountainview email accounts and student portals will be provided. This vital information will be distributed during the mandatory orientation event at the beginning of the school year in August, ensuring that both parents and students are well-equipped for a successful academic journey.
Newly admitted students at Mountainview undergo a probationary period lasting one year. Their eligibility for re-enrollment or promotion for a second school year will be based on their academic achievements and their successful adaptation to the school's culture and policies. Failure to meet established standards may result in a student being placed in a lower grade, repeating the current grade, or, in severe cases, withdrawal from Mountainview.
For English Language Learners (ELL) students, particularly, English proficiency is regularly assessed at each grading cycle.
It is essential to note that, even after the probationary period, no student is guaranteed continued enrollment at Mountainview if they fail to adhere to school policies. The school emphasizes the importance of respect for policies to maintain a conducive and productive learning environment for all students.
Mountainview does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, or ethnic origin in admissions or administration of its policies and programs.
In cases where the applicant has known special education needs or learning difficulties, it is imperative that parents inform the school at the point of application. This notification should include comprehensive written details and reports from relevant specialists outlining the nature of the needs.
This disclosure is vital for the school to make informed decisions about accommodating these needs. It allows for appropriate provisions during the entrance assessment and enables the school to advise the family on the likelihood of ongoing support for these needs.
It's important to note that the school reserves the right to withdraw a place from a prospective or current student if special needs or learning difficulties have not been disclosed. Full and transparent communication regarding any unique educational requirements ensures that the school can provide the necessary support for the student's academic success and overall well-being.
Furlough or sabbatical leave is a recognized aspect of family life for those on the field, and Mountainview acknowledges and accommodates such dynamics. Families planning to take sabbatical leave are required to inform the Registrar's Office via email.
To confirm their enrollment plan during the leave, parents should submit the "WILL NOT ENROLL" option in the Online Enrollment Package, accessible within ParentsWeb. It's essential to note that Mountainview does not reserve a space for students on furlough for more than one year.
While tuition payment is not mandatory during sabbatical leave, Mountainview may require a payment to secure a space for the student upon their return. This policy ensures fair consideration of space availability and contributes to effective planning within the school community.